Butterflies of Uganda

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Butterflies of Uganda

Postby Lee Hurrell » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi all

I am lucky enough to be visiting Uganda over Christmas. I have found the following species list from the Africa Butterfly Database:

https://abdb-africa.org/locality/Uganda?oid=21

Does anyone know of any publications or websites that might help me with identification? There are over 1200 species... :shock: :D

Thanks

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Re: Butterflies of Uganda

Postby Padfield » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:37 pm

Hi Lee.

http://atbutterflies.com/ is a useful website, from which you can download (in many sections) a digital encyclopaedia of African species (for a subscription).

There are several handy guides to common African butterflies, including the Collins handguide by Carcasson, the Field Guide to the Butterflies of Africa, by John Williams (both those books are now very out of date), and the Pocket Guide to Butterflies of East Africia, by Dino Martins. None of these is comprehensive, but they give pointers at least and cover much of what you will see. More complete is Kielland's Butterflies of Tanzania, which will have a good selection of the Ugandan species and is currently on offer at Pemberley Books for £25. The old single-volume d'Abrera Butterflies of the Afrotropical region can be picked up for under £150 but this is also now very out of date and has numerous errors. The colour printing leaves much to be desired too. The new, three-volume edition is much better (it's gorgeous) but will put you back several hundred pounds.

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Re: Butterflies of Uganda

Postby Lee Hurrell » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi Guy,

Thank you for your quick and detailed answer! I can get the first three quite cheaply on Amazon and if I get stuck I will use the internet.

Best wishes

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Re: Butterflies of Uganda

Postby Padfield » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm looking forward to your pictures and reports! If you are stuck with any of the IDs I will be happy to help out.

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Re: Butterflies of Uganda

Postby David M » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 pm

Lee Hurrell wrote:I am lucky enough to be visiting Uganda over Christmas...


Lucky indeed, Lee. I shall await your reports with great interest.

Safe journey and have a great trip.


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